Construction of a Museum to Honour Marcus Garvey, to be Completed This Year


Culture Minister Olivia Grange says construction of a museum to honour and memorialise Jamaica’s first National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, will be finished during the country’s 60th year of Independence.

She said that the facility, which is being erected at 32 Marcus Garvey Way in St. Ann’s Bay, St. Ann, where Garvey spent his formative years, is near completion.

Minister Grange was speaking at a civic ceremony to mark the 135th anniversary of the birth of Garvey and his 58th year as a National Hero, held at Lawrence Park, St. Ann’s Bay, on Wednesday, August 17.

She said that the legacy of Garvey will be protected through the establishment of the museum, noting that it will capture all aspects of his life.

Minister Grange noted that the space will be reminiscent of Garvey’s focus on cultural enterprise and achievements as well as “one that constantly reminds us of our capacity for greatness – every one of us”.

She informed that three houses are being constructed on the Seville Heritage Park property in St. Ann to relocate the family that occupied the house where the museum is being established, two of which have already been completed.